Dr. Dre is at the top of the British Albums chart with his album Compton, inspired by the story of his original group, N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton.
Only Dre’s third solo album, it is his first chart topper in the U.K. after seeing his 1992 solo debut The Chronic go to number 43 and the follow-up, 1999’s 2001 go to 4. The two N.W.A. albums were only minor hits in the U.K. with Straight Outta Compton (1988) peaking at 35 and Niggaz4Life (1991) hitting 25.
Fear Factory have their highest charting album in the U.K. in fourteen years with Genexus which opens at 31. The band’s last two releases didn’t make the British top 100 while 2005’s Transgression only went to 77 and 2004’s Archetype peaked at 41. Their biggest U.K. album was 1998’s Obsolete which hit number 20.
The top five albums in the U.K. this week:
Compton – Dr. Dre
Positive Songs For Negative People – Frank Turner
X – Ed Sheeran
Communion – Years & Years
In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
The top five singles:
Marvin Gaye – Charlie Puth Featuring Meghan Trainor
How Deep is Your Love – Calvin Harris & Disciples
Can’t Feel My Face – Weeknd
Black Magic – Little Mix
Are You With Me – Lost Frequencies
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